Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life

The author of Hurry Down Sunshine and the acclaimed “Freelance” columnist for the Times Literary Supplement revises his life for publication.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…